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10/04/24

Student leadership is really important to us at Harris Clapham Sixth Form and this week we announced our new Student Parliament President and our new Vice Presidents! pic.twitter.com/IwgHeQ0GDw

10/04/24

Happy Confidence Term from Harris Clapham Sixth Form! Yesterday our Executive Principal gave an assembly to our Year 12 students on the importance of being confident and taking opportunities in life. pic.twitter.com/V6JClA2veM

10/04/24

Today our Head of School, Ms Heuston gave an assembly to our Year 13 students which highlighted the importance of removing distractions and remaining focused in order to achieve success. pic.twitter.com/BxlHtyaRcL

10/04/24

Yesterday we had our first assembly of Confidence Term at Harris Clapham Sixth Form. A delight to be able to share two of my cultural favourites, a character deficiency, and to celebrate the new student President:https://t.co/QvNOPtz1MM

10/04/24

Eid Mubarak to all of our students and families who celebrate it (and to everyone else, actually - have a great Eid). https://t.co/fSQOOk8gwU

10/04/24

A strong reading recommendation from our Executive Principal (and a beautiful cover). https://t.co/T8IJdtI97e

10/04/24

A new book to go into the work bag - thanks to (and others) for the recommendation. pic.twitter.com/9KzilnOqcG

10/04/24

Oscar Wilde said “Why was I born with such contemporaries?” Gore Vidal went further with “It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.”These witty comments touch on a darker part of humanity, and one of the things I love most about schools is when they challenge this.

18/03/24

Last Wednesday the Year 12 Biologists visited Beckenham Place Park to complete some of the field work required for their A level studies. Despite challenging weather, students did incredibly well and were able to finish their practical work. pic.twitter.com/3bbOQ3xhpO

18/03/24

Congratulations to Year 12 drama students who performed brilliantly in their recent theatrical crime drama for an invited audience of teachers. pic.twitter.com/whplo1TLzV

18/03/24

Clapham Cultural Society celebrated Ghana Independence Day by hosting a fun quiz highlighting key facts about Ghana pic.twitter.com/77GryY3t3y

18/03/24

As part of our celebration of World Book Day, teachers continued to share their favourite books through ‘Drop Everything and Read. Form tutors dedicated the first 5-10 minutes of the session to read a book excerpt aloud to tutees. pic.twitter.com/4EovuDK8N5

18/03/24

Thursday 7th was World Book Day and at Harris Clapham Sixth Form classroom doors were adorned with posters showing favourite books of staff members.The range of titles and genres demonstrated the varied interests across the school. pic.twitter.com/rdIhzzsbZT

04/03/24

At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

At , we have as two “cornerstones” of our development “Empowerment” and “Joy” - staff should feel able to make change and everyone should have fun at school.If you’re interested in a school that works this way, we’re hiring.https://t.co/T4zoVUcSh1 https://t.co/bV0OY3Ry36

04/03/24

Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.

04/03/24

Glad to see someone actually saying we should have joy in schools.

28/02/24

This was a wonderful event - huge thanks to our guest speakers and a big welcome to the students who came to look round: we think you'll fit in well and are looking forward to getting to know you in September. https://t.co/c1zfKqwIPM

26/02/24

Last chance to sign up to our Careers Open Evening which is happening tomorrow! We have speakers from the world of Medicine and Law and a wide range of careers on display. Sign up using the below link. #claphamsixthformhttps://t.co/tvUltblXQ4

26/02/24

I'm really looking forward to this week's Open Evening at - we've got great speakers from the worlds of law, medicine & finance to underpin our thinking of sixth form as a step from childhood to the adult world & the need to earn a living:https://t.co/zBgWFl9SbP

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Governance & Scheme of Delegation (Academies)

The Role of Governors

In England there are over 300,000 School/Academy Governors, who form the largest volunteer force in the country.

Members of Academy Governing Bodies work collectively to perform a strategic role and carry out various key functions, including:

  • Discuss and set aims and objectives for the Academy;
  • Ratify the required policies for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • Approve/Agree the required targets for achieving those aims and objectives;
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress that the Academy is making towards its set aims and objectives.

The role of the Academy Governor is to provide challenge and support to the Principal, i.e. be a 'critical friend'.

The Governing Body of Harris Clapham Sixth Form

The Academy is a member of the Harris Federation. Ultimate responsibility for the Academy rests with the Board of Trustees of the Federation (Federation governance details and scheme of delegation can be found here) but much of the work of the Board is delegated to the Academy Governing Body which is comprised of the Governors of the Academy. Some Governors are appointed by the Federation whilst others are elected by parents or carers of students at the Academy, or by staff. The details of the Governors at Harris Clapham Sixth Form are shown below.

  • The Chair of the Academy Governing Body is Emily Gill. Ms Gill can be contacted via Harris Clapham Sixth Form's address or via the Clerk to the Governing Body
  • The Safeguarding Governor is Mr Scott Bailey.
  • The Clerk to the Governing Body is Ms Holly Eldridge who can be contacted on 0204 542 4900

 

The Governing Body

Name

Date of Appointment

Term of

office

Resignation date

Appointed as

Business and pecuniary interests

Meetings attended 2022/23

Ms Emily Gill 1 July 2021 4 years N/A

Acting Chair of Governing Body

None 4/4
Mr Scott Bailey 2 December 2021 4 years N/A

Acting Vice Chair of Governing Body

Safeguarding Governor

None 4/4
Mr James Handscombe 19 April 2022 Ex-officio N/A Executive Principal None 4/4
Ms Sarah Heuston 19 April 2022 Ex-officio N/A Head of School None 4/4
Ms Rebecca Hickey 1 April 2022 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor

Harris Federation Director of Secondary Education

Trustee of Farmington Trust

Governor responsibilities discharged via Federation scrutiny and monitoring

Ms Jamie Henderson

1 July 2021

4 years

N/A

Sponsor Governor

Croydon Vision - Board Trustee

3/4

Ms Jacqueline Milton 24 March 2023 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor

Director and Company Secretary of Pulse Brands Ltd

Company Secretary of MovingBeyond Ltd

Luminary Ltd - Trustee

1/1

Sir Dan Moynihan

19 April 2021

4 years

N/A

Sponsor Governor

CEO of Harris Federation

Djanogly Academy Trust - Trustee

National Institute of Teaching/School Led Development Trust - Chairman of Board of Trustees

Governor responsibilities discharged via Federation scrutiny and monitoring

Mr Samad Naheem 23 November 2022 4 years N/A Staff Governor None 3/3
Mr Christopher Noon 17 June 2022 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor

Dropbox UK Online Ltd - Employee

Trustee of Lifelites 

3/4
Ms Beth Swords 23 February 2023 4 years N/A Sponsor Governor None 2/2

Resigned in last 12 months:

Ms Jane Walshe 24 March 2021 4 years 20 June 2023 Sponsor Governor None 2/4
Ms Rita Sankoh 1 March 2022 2 years 25 September 2023 Parent Governor Clapham Park Foodbank and The Weir Link Community Centre - Administrator 0/4
Mr Pablo Talbot-Garcia 2 November 2023 4 years 01 March 2024 Sponsor Governor None N/A

Governor Link Responsibilities:

Governor Link Responsibility
Mr Scott Bailey Safeguarding; SEND
Ms Emily Gill Careers; UCAS
Mr Christopher Noon Equality
Mrs Jacqueline Milton            Health & Safety; Medical Needs

2023/24 meetings

Courage Term 2023
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 25th September, 5pm
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 27th November, 5pm
   
Commitment Term 2024
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 18th March, 5pm
   
Confidence Term 2024
Full Governing Body Meeting Monday 17th June, 5pm